As the Japanese sweep through the East Indies during World War II, Dr. Wassell is determined to escape from Java with some crewmen of the cruiser Marblehead. Based on a true story of how Dr... See full summary »
As the Japanese sweep through the East Indies during World War II, Dr. Wassell is determined to escape from Java with some crewmen of the cruiser Marblehead. Based on a true story of how Dr. Wassell saved a dozen or so wounded sailors who were left behind when able bodied men were evacuated to Australia. Written by
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »
True-story of WWII at its best. Cooper shows his versatility as both dramatic and comedic actor. Knowing it's a true story helps to make the story-line more believable, bearing in mind the Hollywood touches. Nice to see a movie with less "career-army" attitude and more of the "we're all in this together" from other walks of life. Shows the comaraderie of both different countries jointly in the war, as well as people from all aspects of life. Wassell also depicts the vulnerability of us all and allows us to hope that when times get tough that we, too, will use the right/best judgement when it counts.[Did Hoppy make it?]
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